Sony Singapore is now accepting pre order for the highly anticipated QX100 and QX10 attachable lenses. From now till 23 October 2013, simply head down to any of the dealers to place your pre orders.
The QX100 is retailing at S$649 while the QX10 is retailing at S$349. Pricing is pretty attractive. No official launch date yet. But I guess it should be in the coming weeks. Stay tuned for more updates.
Inspired by Melbourne’s “outrageously stylish” Catwalk Fash Mob, Lomography Singapore is organising a fashion flash mob on 31 August 2013, 3pm at Mandarin Gallery.
Come in your own interpretation inspired by one of the 4 new La Sardina Dresses: Bird of Paradise, Orange Soda, Mod Squad, or Sand and Seafoam. All it takes is a swipe of lipstick or a slick of hair gel to boost your already-dashing style. The best outfit will win a brand new La Sardina DIY and all 4 La Sardina Dresses!
After the Flash Mob, join street fashion photographer John Tan of StreetPeek on a Street Fashion Lomowalk. Attendance is free.
For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
La Sardina Dresses: F(l)ash Mob
Date: 31 August 2013
Venue: Mandarin Gallery Entrance.
Whenever someone ask me to recommend a good compact camera, I always recommend them the Sony Cyber-shot RX100. It is, in my opinion, one of the best compact camera that money can buy. It has a small form factor and a 1 inch CMOS sensor. This allows the RX100 to produce beautiful image.
Which is why I was pretty excited when I heard that Sony is releasing a successor to this great camera, the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II. Basically, the RX100 II fixed all the shortcomings of the RX100 and added a few cool features. The biggest complaint that I had for the RX100 is that there is no hot shoe mount. Well, I’m glad that the RX100 II comes with a Multi Interface Shoe and Multi Terminal. This allows you to attach additional accessories like external flash, electronic viewfinder or even a stereo microphone.
The RX100 II comes with a new 20.2 megapixel back-illuminated Exmor R 1.0-type COMOS sensor. The 1 inch sensor together with the high quality f1.8 Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T lens produce excellent pictures even in low light conditions. We took the RX100 II out for a walk at night and I fell in love with it. Check out this low light picture.
The RX100 II also produced some lovely Bokeh for those who loves Bokehlicious photos.
The RX100 II also come with some interesting new feature. The camera comes with WIFI which allows you to transfer photos wirelessly to your smartphones or tablets easily. You can also use the WIFI to see what the camera is seeing on your smartphone and remotely trigger the shutter release. The RX100 II also comes with NFC which makes pairing and transferring photos to another NFC smartphone or tablet a breeze.
Another feature that some users will love is the new 3 inch White Magic LCD that can tilt up and down. Great for shooting thing above a crowd or getting down low to capture photos from another perspective.
In short, the RX100 II is a worthy successor to the fantastic RX100. It is great for those who wants a compact camera that can produce high quality images and DSLR owners who needs a secondary camera. It may cost almost around the price of an entry level DSLR, but you most likely won’t find another camera that can produce such good images at this compact size.
The new Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II will retail for S$999 in Singapore. Sony also announced that the price for the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 has been reduced from S$999 to S$849.
It is not everyday you get to see fireworks at the heartlands. So when I heard that the Community Club next to my house is having fireworks for National Day Observance Ceremony, I was kinda excited.
But finding a good location to shoot the fireworks at heartlands is more difficult than shooting fireworks for National Day Parade. The best way to shoot the fireworks is to shoot from the corridor of a HDB block so that I won’t get people blocking the shot. Since the fireworks are going to be fired from Grace Orchard School field, I decided to park my tripod at Blk 535 so that I can get Jurong Spring CC as the foreground.
So here are some of the shots I have for the fireworks. Kinda disappointed with my photos. The thick smoke blowing towards me didn’t help either.
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